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Astra Signs supports pandemic role played by NHS and other key workers with Gratitude

Outside view of Gratitude exhibition to celebrate NHS sponsored by Astra Signs

SDS corporate member Astra Signs supports the free-to-visit public art installation Gratitude. The Manchester-based UK sign manufacturer is the event official signage partner, as well as sponsor of one of the installation sculptures, titled ‘Faces of Lockdown’.

Astra Signs founder and Managing Director David Derbyshire commented:
“Gratitude is a spectacular and visually arresting art installation in aid of an incredible cause. We’re thrilled to be able to support Wild in Art in the production of the event and to honour NHS staff and Key Workers nationwide for all that they have selflessly done to help others these last 18 months.”

Gratitude is an installation comprising 51 sculptures designed by individual artists from different regions. The exhibition is curated in partnership with creative ambassador Dame Zandra Rhodes.

Currently on a nationwide tour which launched in Birmingham and can now be visited in Manchester, Gratitude will also exhibit in Edinburgh and London. Once the tour is over, the 51 sculptures will be auctioned off, with proceeds donated to NHS Charities Together.

Standing tall amongst the installation is Astra Signs-sponsored figure ‘Faces of Lockdown’, created by acclaimed Manchester illustrator and mural painter, Hammo. A related bespoke piece of artwork created by the duo is the prize in a current competition for Gratitude visitors. Entry is via the Gratitude app or by visiting Astra’s related website page. Good luck!